Brevard in the Media

10 Best Places to Travel in the South in 2018 in Southern Living

"The annual festival held by the Brevard Music Center brings arts and music lovers from all over the country to this tiny town. Between concerts, visit Looking Glass Falls or the swimming hole at Sliding Rock."

12 Charming Small Towns In North Carolina You Simply Can’t Ignore In 2018 on Only in Your State

"There are many things to admire about Brevard including a bevy of outdoor activities ranging from waterfall chasing, to
hiking and even rock climbing, if that's your thing."

Top Adventure Hubs in Appalachia in Blue Rdige Outdoors
"Near Looking Glass Rock, catch-and-release anglers can wrestle monster fish that gorge on pellets from the hatchery.
Intrepid individuals can push back into side streams where wild rainbows and wild brook trout are more aggressive.
Fishing aside, the town is ideal for all stripes of adventurers as well as families."

20 Best Fall Vacations in America for Seeing the Colors on on
"This welcoming town is nestled in Transylvania County, where you’ll find lush forest wherever you look."

Most Charming Southern Vacations You Need to Experience on
"Brevard makes an ideal base for exploring the region."

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns in National Geographic

"With a population of around 8,000, Brevard has old-school small-town charm, great barbecue, and bike shops that serve coffee and beer. The area hosts several cycling events, including the famed Pisgah Stage Race, a five-day endurance mountain bike race through the rocky, rooted terrain Pisgah is known for


"Striking town of waterfalls and mountains..."

The Best Things to Do in Brevard, North Carolina on

"If you’re looking for an art-infused town with a waterfall-heavy landscape, stunning scenery, mountain bike and hiking trails and some of the state’s most savory southern cuisine, consider a weekend in Brevard, North Carolina. It’s a southern spring fling of the best variety."

Mountain Getaway in Brevard, N.C. on Southern Living

"Stunning natural beauty, world-class performing arts, and outdoor adventure all come together in a town with fewer than 8,000 people."
"Brevard is a poster child for small-town charm."
"Next time you’re in the Brevard area with a road bike in tow, don’t miss out on these 7 classic road rides."
Downtown Brevard, N.C., offers singular shopping experience in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Enjoy the music and hiking, but don't miss downtown Brevard...this western North Carolina
town is filled with unforgettable, locally-run small businesses, restaurants, and galleries."

The 51 Mountain Bike Capitals of the United States on
"No doubt about it: Brevard is the mountain bike capital of North Carolina, if not the entire east coast."
You'll Fall in Love with North Carolina's Stunning Scenery and Wonderful Waterfalls on The Daily Mirror
"Our base was in the sweet little town of Brevard in the valley below."
Leave Winter Behind on
"Downtown Brevard offers a fun, relaxed accompaniment to wilderness exploration and a whole new sort of
adventure for any and all inclined to follow their senses through one of 'America's Coolest Small Towns.' "
New Year’s Eve: 16 unsung places to ring in 2016 on
"In the "Land of the Waterfalls” (over 250!), Transylvania county in North Carolina, you’ll find charming Brevard. The downtown features over 50 shops including antique stores, art galleries, and a popular toy store."
Dog-Friendly Getaway: Brevard in
"If you're looking for a great dog-friendly getaway, look no further than Brevard, North Carolina!"
"About 30 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina, the Pisgah National Forest is an East Coast mountain-biking wonderland."
"Don’t just see the fall foliage. Be surrounded by it."
America’s 10 Best Mountain Bike Towns on National Geographic
"Mountain bikers out West might be surprised to hear the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are one of the best places in the country to ride a mountain bike. With a population of around 8,000, Brevard has old-school small-town charm, great barbecue, and bike shops that serve coffee and beer."
Have you ever seen a white squirrel? on Mother Nature Network
"Your odds of seeing a white squirrel are higher in Brevard. Glesener’s research has found that almost one in three of the city’s squirrels has white fur, meaning it has the highest percent white of any known squirrel colony."
The 10 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In North Carolina on
"The main street is full of life, shops, and restaurants while you're only a quick drive away from several outdoor activities."

"I had heard great things about Brevard, North Carolina from more than a few well-traveled riders. 
Last year on a trip with Jeff Lenosky, he said that he thought Brevard was the best place to ride in the United States."

Top 100 Best Small Towns on
"Located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, N.C., features a moderate climate and plenty of cultural 
attractions. Proximity to several waterfalls earned Brevard the nickname, 'The Land of Waterfalls.' Brevard College’s 
music and environmental studies programs are lauded, and Blue Ridge Community College provides an additional 
choice for higher education. Outdoor adventure opportunities include lush parks, mountain biking and road biking."
America's 20 Coolest Outdoor Towns on
"Optimal conditions: warm bluebird day in late September after two nights of rain, the tulip trees are are yellow and the maples
are starting to flame, and water temps are not yet cold. Head back to town for Mexican food blowout, beers, live bluegrass"
"Brevard is a truly epic East Coast destination."
"Trails in Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Park offer everything from smooth slickrock to challenging singletrack."

"Like its big city neighbor to the north, Brevard offers all of the accessibility and diversity in adventure as Asheville but with the safety and comfort of a small town community. With a population just shy of 8,000 people, Brevard has an impressive array of quality restaurants, nightlife, and art."
Photo from Blue Ridge Outdoors
Looking Glass
The Great Southern Road Trip in Southern Living
"There are waterfalls all along this stretch of North Carolina, but you can't beat Looking Glass Falls, 
a broad, 60-foot stunner just off U.S. 276 North about 6 miles past the Pisgah National Forest ranger station."

Trek Launch Article in Enduro Magazine
"Brevard is a small country town located just outside Asheville, where both Cane Creek and Industry Nine call home. 
Sandwiched between the DuPont State Forest and the expansive Pisgah Forest, Brevard is a town that is currently
undergoing a tourism renaissance off the back of its growing mountain bike trail network and its close proximity to the
Appalachian Hiking Trail. There’s currently some 200 miles worth of singletrack within the county, but development is
rapidly progressing and is turning Brevard into a true mountain biking Mecca."
"If you are looking for a weekend getaway to push yourself and to see some fall color at the same time, check out the Art Loeb Trail in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC."
"Cons: none."
Of all the natural water slides in the country, Sliding Rock "wins because its got the lengthiest and smoothest incline in the land."
Top Five Most Scenic Music Festivals in North America on WQXR
"Located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and less then 90 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains, Brevard Music Festival provides a convenient jumping off point for exploring Southern Appalachia, and evenings packed with star-powered symphonic programs and adventurous operas."
10 Best Natural Waterslides in the U.S. on Yahoo Travel
"Some of the country's best natural waterslides are hidden in the thickets of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, where millennia of rainstorms have carved smooth slides over great sheets of rock."

"Located in the southwest corner of the Tar Heel state, Brevard is essentially a dream town
for mountain bikers and pretty much every other type of outdoor enthusiast you can think of."
Native Eyewear's Locals Only Project
Brevard is the winner of Native Eyewear's Locals Only Project, beating out other great destinations such as Taos, Truckee and Flagstaff. Check out all the videos highlighting on Brevard's killer outdoor amenities and exciting arts and culture scene on Native Eyewear's YouTube channel. 
Best Adventure Colleges In The Blue Ridge by Blue Ridge Outdoors
The editors of Blue Ridge Outdoors selected the top 32 adventure schools across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and readers voted for their favorites in a March-Madness-style tournament bracket. Brevard College ran away with the small school bracket and came in second overall with 5,391 votes behind only Appalachian State University.
Brevard Athletes Make Most of Mountain Location on WRAL
"Brevard College has racked up mountain bike championships, capitalizing on the local terrain in a place known as the cycling capital of the South."

The 5 Clearest Blue Skies in the U.S. by the Sierra Magazine
"Take a bow, Tarheels — Asheville and Brevard take first place for the cleanest metropolitan area in the country for 24-hour particle pollution. The list of opportunities for breathing in all that clean air is deep and wide. Literally. Western North Carolina is home to nearly 50 named peaks above 6,000 feet. The Great Smoky Mountains are two hours away from Asheville and serve as a habitat for more than 60 species of mammals alone."

The Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids by Outside Magazine
"Poised on the periphery of the Pisgah National Forest a stone's throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway, literally half of tiny Brevard is made up of state or national forest. In those woods, you can find all sorts of unspoiled places - including more than 200 waterfalls."
Bible of Bike Tests Cover
The Bible of Bike Tests by Bike Magazine
"Chances are you've heard all this before…something about the Blue Ridge Mountains, great barbecue and awesome singletrack. Well, we’re going to beat you over the heads a bit more with that angle because, believe you me, the trails around Brevard, North Carolina are, if anything, woefully under-hyped."

In October of 2011, the crew from Bike Magazine arrived in Brevard to put loads of mountain bikes, shocks, tires, and more to the ultimate test on the singletrack of DuPont and Pisgah. Check out for the full slate of stories and photo galleries from their stay, including: 

The Coolest Small Towns in America by Budget Travel
"If the notion of town-wide square dances with an old-time caller sounds appealing, then Brevard is your kind of place."
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